Boy, does that ever smack of the “dog ate my homework” excuse. There was no rationale for keeping this amendment in the bill. Hatch is a Republican who opposes health care reform so there was no political need to placate the author of the measure. Taking Title V out of the bill would have saved a quarter billion dollars over five years and Democrats were desperate for savings so they could show that the bill would reduce the federal deficit.But the problem is, despite Title V's stupidity, no politician in this nation of sexual puritans wants to be seen as pro-sex, let alone pro-teen-sex. Until we as a nation of really uptight people admit that teens are sexual beings, that they will engage in sexual activities, and that it's best if they do it with as much information and contraception as possible, programs like Title V will continue to get passed, with no one taking responsibility for it and yet, no one doing much to stop it. The misbehavior of Congress in passing more Abstinence Only ed is like two teens, groping in the dark, wracked with guilt, and kinda forgetting to put a condom on it. And now we the taxpayers are stuck footing the bill while our children pay the price of being miseducated about sex.